CAPZA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CAPZA has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

CAPZA’s most common sectors for investment are business services (11%) and information technology (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, CAPZA has invested in 2 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired The Flexitallic Group for $507M.

In the last 3 years, CAPZA has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (79%). CAPZA’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold The Flexitallic Group for $507M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity95
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36
  • M&A Advisors 6

Capzanine is a provider of equity and junior capital to small and medium-sized unlisted French companies. Capzanine does not have any sector preferences and looks to invest in companies valued from €20 to €400 million. Capzanine was formed in 2004 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Restaurants, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 20 400
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 47 3 4 7 2 - 63
vol $406M $406M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 19 3 3 5 2 - 32
vol $890M $23M $913M
  95

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Audensiel Technologies 2019-09-11 - Stake Purchase
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.audensiel.com
Groupe Saint Aubin 2019-07-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paray-le-Monial, France · www.svz.fr
Groupe Moving 2019-02-26 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.groupemoving.fr
Finance Active SA 2019-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.financeactive.com
Opteven 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com
Dorsia 2018-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Barcelona, Spain · www.dorsia.es
Eva Fertility 2018-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Madrid, Spain · www.evafertilityclinics.com
Origen 2018-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Spain
Taliance Group 2018-07-03 23M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.taliance.com
Horizon Software 2018-06-05 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.hsoftware.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nexeya 2013-07-30 Nexeya - Test & Integration & Services Business 2019-04-12 1
Chatenay-Malabry, France · www.eurilogic.fr Chatenay-Malabry, France
Datawords 2011-09-21 87 Seconds SA 2018-07-10 1
Paris, France · www.datawords.com Brusssels, Belgium · www.87seconds.com
Nexeya 2013-07-30 TechSAT GmbH 2015-11-16 2
Chatenay-Malabry, France · www.eurilogic.fr Poing, Germany · www.techsat.com
Nexeya 2013-07-30 CableTest Systems, Inc. 2015-01-30 1
Chatenay-Malabry, France · www.eurilogic.fr Markham, Ontario · www.cabletest.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (7%) - 7 (11%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
Information Technology 3 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) 225M (25%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Packaging 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (3%) 507M (87%) 2 (3%) 507M (56%)
Communications - - 2 (3%) 102M (11%)
Leisure 2 (7%) 79M (13%) 2 (3%) 79M (9%)
Building Materials 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Marketing - - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (3%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Agriculture 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $586M 66 $913M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 24 (80%) 586M (100%) 59 (89%) 913M (100%)
Spain 3 (10%) - 3 (5%) -
United States 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
Germany 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $586M 66 $913M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (40%) - 29 (44%) -
Secondary Buyout 9 (30%) 586M (100%) 21 (32%) 913M (100%)
Stake Purchase 2 (7%) - 7 (11%) -
Growth Capital 5 (17%) - 6 (9%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 30 $586M 66 $913M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 25 (78%) 890M (98%)
Trade Sale 3 (9%) -
Sold to Management 2 (6%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (3%) 23M (2%)
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $913M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Natixis
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
SJ Berwin LLP
1
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $834M
< $100M 1 $79M
TOTAL $913M
Largest The Flexitallic Group
$507M (2013-05-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $890M
< $100M 1 $23M
TOTAL $913M
Largest The Flexitallic Group
$507M (2013-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
96%
26 96%
Strategic(s)
4%
1 4%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
90%
37 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
4 10%

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